August 2017

HOTTER ON METALS: Key LME fees set to return to 2010 levels

The London Metal Exchange, having openly acknowledged that high trading and clearing costs have contributed to its declining volumes, has said it would be likely to cut fees further.

HOTTER ON METALS: User choice set to decide LME pricing structure

Out go incentive schemes; in will come implied pricing.

HOTTER ON METALS: Tackling systematic traders in a tick

A common complaint against some systematic financial traders is that they "jump in front" of trades and affect price movements.

HOTTER ON METALS: Glencore to grow agriculture vehicle like Xstrata

Glencore plans to grow its agricultural commodities business in the same way it grew Xstrata in mining. The Big Four – Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus – would be wise to pay attention.

LORD COPPER: Driving home the advantage for metals from electric vehicles

Imagine you’re back in 1895... outside your window, a few clanking, smoking, strange-looking carriages pass by, mixed with what you’ve seen all your life – carriages, carts and wagons pulled by horses.